I started a bunch of blog entries during the winter with all sorts of clever ideas about how to survive winter in New England. I didn’t finish any of them, but somehow, I survived another winter, and a rather brutal one, in my opinion. So, in true New England fashion, I’ll put it in the past (with a mental note to hold onto, so I can recall it whenever I need to b**ch about the weather).
Now, it is spring. I made a quick stop at Little Wigwam Pond (access is behind the Boch Ice Rink). I saw two beautiful flowers in bloom. One is a native species related to calla lily called water arum or wild calla (Calla palustris). The other is a cute little plant with a distinctive three-lobed compound leaf called buck-bean (Menyanthes trifoliata). I have seen the leaves many times, but this was the first time I saw the flowers, which are elegant and beautiful.
Here is a close up of the flower.